Sunday, June 25, 2017

Photographers of the 19th Century - Joseph Jennings


This is a special page for two cabinet cards by a very interesting photographer from the collection of rfinch on Ancestry.com



Photographer: Jenkins
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Photographer: Jenkins
from the collection of
rfinch on Ancestry.com

Joseph J Jennings
(1851 - 1935)

Timeline
1851 Jun
Joseph Jennings born in England
1869
Jennings arrives in the US
1879
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions coming to Republic County in 1879
1884
Belleville (KS) Telescope item opening new studio in Belleville
1890
Courtland (KS) Register item new gallery nearly ready for operation
1892 Aug 18
Hubbard, Marion, OR, birth of daughter Margaret Louise Jennings
1895 Jan 21
Scandia, KS, birth of son Alfred Jennings
1895 Mar 01
Kansas state census Scandia, KS, as photographer
1898 Jul 01
Courtland (KS) Register ad for Courtland gallery

1900 Jun 22
US census, Albion, KS, as photographer
1903
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions studios in Belleville and Narka, KS
1905 Mar 01
Kansas state census, Scandia, KS, as photographer
1909 May 14
Belleville (KS) Telescope item Jennings and another photographer preparing another gallery in Belleville
1910 Apr 27
US census Scandia, KS, as photographer (appears on two pages of the census, 8 and 14)
1913 Oct 02
Courtland (KS) Register item mentions galleries in Scandia and Narka
1915 Feb
Scandia, KS, as photographer
1920
US census, Scandia, KS, as photographer
1925
Kansas state census, as photographer
1930 Feb 13
Belleville (KS) Telescope item mentions gallery opening in Narka

Continued on next row

1930
US census Scandia, KS, as no occupation
1935 22 Oct
Joseph Jennings dies in San Diego, CA
1935 Nov 14
Belleville (KS) Telescope item tells of the death of Joseph Jennings in San Diego, CA

Joseph Jennings spent most of his career in Scandia, Republic County, Kansas. In all documents between 1895 and 1925 he is listed as photographer. He had a brief stay in Hubbard, OR, in 1892 when daughter Margaret was born. The 1900 US census places him in Albion, KS. All other documents list him in Scandia, KS. He is in fact, in the 1910 US census twice, both in Scandia, KS.

Between 1884 and 1930 news items show that he also had studios in Belleville, Narka and Courtland, KS, all within a 30 mile radius. There are many small towns in the area which might have had a temporary Jennings studio at one time.

The studios mentioned in the newspaper items could have existed for years or perhaps just weeks.

A cabinet card imprinted with the Jennings studio name could have been made any time between 1895 and about 1930 when he appears to retire.

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 12 Jun 1884


Courtland (KS) Register - 09 May 1890

Courtland (KS) Register - 01 Jul 1898


Belleville (KS) Telescope - 15 May 1903

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 14 May 1909

Courtland (KS) Register - 02 Oct 1913

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 27 Jul 1922

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 13 Feb 1930

Belleville (KS) Telescope - 14 Nov 1935


Example found on genealogy site: Photograph provided courtesy of familyphotoreunion.blogspot.com.

Most often a found photograph is of unknown people by an unknown photographer. Occasionally the names of the people in a photograph are written on it later. But, very seldom do we ever learn the name of the photographer.

In the case of the Cabinet Card

and the Carte de Viste (CDV) the photographer's name or studio name is often included as part of the mounting. It is sometimes at the narrow end of the mounting board on the front and sometimes it is given in an elaborate fashion on the reverse of the card.


These pages of the LOST GALLERY will present all of the CABINET CARDS in the collection where the photographer is known.

The name of the photographer will be repeated in the text so that it can be included in internet searches by Google and Bing and the rest.

As more information about the photographer emerges it will be added here.

This is a project in progress. If you don't find something here on a photographer you are researching, check back again.


Below are the links to the alphabetized pages in the LOST GALLERY cabinet card collection.

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There are MANY photographs on each page so they might load slowly.


A few additional ways to date cabinet cards

Card stock
1866–1880: square, lightweight mount
1880–1890: square, heavy weight card stock
1890s: scalloped edges

Card colors
1866–1880:
thin, light weight card stock in white, off white or light cream; white and light colours were used in later years, but generally on heavier card stock

1880–1890:
different colors for face and back of mounts

1882–1888:
matte-finish front, with a creamy-yellow, glossy back

(From WIki)

Borders
1866–1880: red or gold rules, single and double lines
1884–1885: wide gold borders
1885–1892: gold beveled edges
1889–1896: rounded corner rule of single line
1890s on: Embossed borders and/or lettering

(From Wiki)



For more information on dating Cabinet Cards see PHOTOTREE

Lettering
1866–1879 Photographer name and address often printed small and neatly just below the image, and/or studio name printed small on back.

1880s on: Large, ornate text for photographer name and address, especially in cursive style. Studio name often takes up the entire back of the card.

Late 1880s–90s Gold text on black card stock

1890s on: embossed studio name or other embossed designs

(From Wiki)


Below are the links to the alphabetized pages in the LOST GALLERY cabinet card collection.

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

There are MANY photographs on each page so they might load slowly.

Go back to THE MAIN INDEX PAGE
There are now more than 8,000 photographs in the Lost Gallery.
Or try out the NEW BACK PAGE INDEX


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